Welcome to Perth, Western Australia
According to The Economist's 2013 list of the World's Most Livable Cities, Perth is again ranked in eighth place!
|Population:||1,696,065  (4th)|
(802.9/sq mi) (June 2010)
(2,079.5 sq mi) 
|Time zone:||AWST (UTC+8)|
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The Top 10 things about living in Perth
Just imagine ... no more waiting in traffic, enjoying wide-open spaces where the air is cleaner, and it is a healthier way of life with an abundance of tree-lined streets and parks? Perth is accessible to almost everything worth being part of, which means less time commuting and more time to enjoy what is on offer. Be part of this idyllic lifestyle.
2. Pristine Beaches
Being a coastal city, you have access to some of Perth’s most beautiful beaches and the experience costs you nothing! White sand, crystal-clear water that goes on forever and sunsets that are a medley of yellow and red, except they're not orange or coral, but like a peach that had been smeared across the horizon begging to be licked.
3. Rottnest Island
It is hard to beat the natural wonder of Rottnest Island - a pure slice of heaven on your doorstep with just a short ferry ride from Perth or Fremantle. Rottnest Island offers a unique holiday destination that, by some accounts, rivals that of the Greek Islands, without the crowds!
The port city of Fremantle is steeped in history and home to Perth’s oldest gaol and convict built maritime museum. Fremantle is a popular destination at weekends with a variety of markets, entertainment and alfresco style cafes. The wharf precinct is frequented for its popular restaurants and famous fish and chips.
5. Kings Park and the Swan River
Did you know that Kings Park is even larger than Central Park in New York? Teetering on the edge of the city, Kings Park has over 400 hectares of natural Australian bush offering unbelievable views of Perth city and the Swan River 12km from the ocean. Kings Park has a unique treetop walk where you can see some of the tallest timber giants on earth. The city is bound by the river to the east and south and is one of the cleanest rivers of any city in the world.
6. Swan Valley
The historical Swan Valley is a short drive from Perth. The region is home to more than 40 vineyards and is a popular place on weekends to enjoy wine tasting, partake in a relaxing lunch or try out some local produce. Also situated in the Swan Valley is the Belvoir Amphitheatre which is famous for hosting concerts by well-known artists.
7. Spectacular South West
Encounter the wild, rugged beauty of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge with its dramatic cliffs and rocks, the tranquil aqua waters of the many protected bays including the breathtaking Yallingup break, the local vineyards with restaurants and several art galleries. Margaret River, Pemberton, Denmark, Albany and Esperance all contribute to the outstanding visual splendour that is our south-west.
8. Venturing to the Coral Coast
This is one of the last remaining wilderness regions. From the magnificent coastal reefs to gorges, waterways and rock formations that must be seen to be believed. Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Broome and the Kimberley are extraordinary destinations with awe-inspiring beauty and experiences found nowhere else on earth.
9. Yanchep National Park
Known as Perth’s natural and cultural meeting place, Yanchep National Park offers daily tours of Crystal cave and aboriginal cultural experiences. Enjoy barbecue and picnic facilities, row boat hire, scenic walk trails, koalas, kangaroos and an array of other native animals and plants in one of the state’s oldest National parks.
10. The Pinnacles
The extraordinary ancient rock formations that make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes. Regarded as one of Australia's most unique landscapes, these incredible limestone spires rise eerily out of the sand, some several metres tall. It's believed the Pinnacles were created millions of years ago as seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind.